Kentucky to launch farm tourism Web site

The new Web site for farm-based tourist destinations in Kentucky will be unveiled at the 2008 Kentucky Agritourism Summit Feb. 21 at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

“The new ‘Kentucky Farms are Fun’ Web site will enable Kentucky agritourism operators to market their attractions quickly and efficiently,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “Tourists from near and far will be able to find Kentucky farm destinations that the whole family will enjoy.”

Also at the summit, farm destination operators can get valuable tips for business planning, insurance, signage, using MarketMaker: Kentucky and Kentucky Proud as marketing tools, and utilizing the media to promote their farms. The owners of four successful Kentucky agritourism businesses will lead a panel discussion.

Registration is $20 until Feb. 7 and $30 after that date. The registration fee includes lunch.

For more information, contact Stephen Yates, agritourism director for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, by phone at (502) 564-4983 or by e-mail at [email protected].

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